Herring Salad


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Appears in

Recipes of all Nations

By Countess Morphy

Published 1935

  • About

This salad, which so many nations claim as their own, is also considered by the Dutch to be a typically national Dutch dish. It is, in fact, slightly different from the other recipes for herring salad given in this book.


  • 2 large uncooked salt herrings
  • 2 sour apples
  • 1 small beetroot
  • 2 lettuce or endives
  • 2 eggs
  • 8 cooked potatoes, a few pickled onions, gherkins
  • 2 tablespoons of oil and 3 of vinegar.


Skin and bone the fish and cut in small pieces, as well as the potatoes, apples, lettuce or endive and beetroot. Put all in a salad bowl, garnish with slices of hard-boiled egg, pickled onions, gherkins, lettuce or endive leaves, and dress with the oil and vinegar.